Sat 08
Mens 3rd Team
Norwich Exiles 1
Ipswich M3 remain dominant

Ipswich M3 remain dominant

By Ant Harper
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Dominant Force

Ipswich M3 had the luxury of a sub this week, as well as being the official debut for Will Hargreaves who played right back and had a great game, although id imagine he aches today!

Ipswich pressed and were soon 2 nil up both scored by Andy Cook. The first half progressed in much the same fashion with Ipswich constantly picking off the ball from sloppy Exile passes and then breaking in force to make their defence work hard.
There was a great little move involving Ollie Cook and Jake Simpson who started up front this week which cut the defence open with some simple 1-2 passing allowing the ball to almost be passed into the goal.
First half finished 4-0.

Ipswich still needed to up the tempo and be far more clinical because at times they rode their luck and made Exiles look good in patches. Andy Cutting who was playing right midfield swapped with Jake up front allowing us to stretch their defence more as well as apply some young legs in midfield.
Whilst Ipswich maintained most possession, they missed a hatful of opportunities to at least double the score and then on a rare break Exiles broke, the ball deflecting off Richard Langtons foot into the path of another attacker and the ball was moved quickly across top of the D and then swept into the goal under Tom Cherry. Shame as Tom had had very little to do the entire game.
Ipswich perked up a little and then scored two relatively quick goals both by Stephen Askins, the second of which was clinical. The ball came down the right wing, was moved into the center and then instantly back out to the right again where Chris Palmer knocked the ball straight across the D past the P spot and an onto a running Stephens stick and into the bottom left corner of the goal. The defence were just at a standstill. Great move, great goal - game over! 6-1 win.

The game was played in good spirit, with only a couple of questionable moments, and aside from capitalising on the amount of possession with more goals, this Ipswich M3 team is a strong and formidable side that is playing well and importantly keeping possession.

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Match date

Sat 08, Oct 2016



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Division 5 North East

League position

Ipswich 3
Norwich Exiles 1